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Beerhive Tripel | New Holland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.47%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the label:

Little John's local bees create a wildflower-honey which lends a sweet, earthy complexity to this traditional style beer. A snap of ginger provides a refreshing finish. Pairings: Fresh veggies, soft-ripened cheese, fruit of late summer, custards& biscuits.

Added by AlexJ on 07-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,269
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
218
pDev:
14.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
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13
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 82
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of Kerrie
4.54/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loving this!

A- A deep golden color. Nearly no head or lacing. However, if that's the worst part of a beer, I'm okay with that.

S- Smells like honey and I want to say pumpkin pie spice. Yum!

T- Tastes like honey and spices. One of the most unique tripels I've had. It's like Hopslam mixed with a good tripel.

M- What I'd expect from a fall-ish type beer. Not watery but not too thick. Goes down smooth.

Overall, I love this and wish I had gotten an extra bottle or five. It's on my list. I'm even thinking that I need to give it to my New Holland and tripel loving best friend for her upcoming birthday.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just tried this beer for the first time while watching the Super Bowl. I didn't notice much of the ginger flavor but that could have been because of the more flavorful foods I was eating. I definitely tasted the honey though. The honey flavor wasn't too sweet but just right. It reminded me of some nice meads I have had. This beer could easily be drunk in the winter or summer. It had a nice lightness to it despite the higher alcohol content.

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4.37/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL.

Aroma:Spicy Belgian yeast notes.

Appearance:Medium amber in color, very little head, good lacing.

Taste:Moderate malt sweetness in the front, along with some light hop spicyness. The honey flavor in this beer is subtly present in the foretaste and the midtaste. The aftertaste is amazingly nutty.

Mouthfeel:Very smooth, medium-light body to this beer, nice carbonation. Even though it's 8.47% ABV, there is very little alcohol warmth.

Drinkability:This is a fantastic beer that's very easy to drink. It's very pleasant. With a name like beerhive, I was afraid they would overdo the honey in this beer, but they made it subtle enough that it blends in nicely with the other flavors.

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4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft.

Murky bright orange color.

Frothy white head; strong lace.

Cotton & mild clove notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Clove, honey & cotton flavor. Unique; good!

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4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good beer that comes as described. Love the balance of the ginger and honey as together it does help to deliver a nice earthy beer. The taste brings with it thoughts of this being a good beer to enjoy outside around nature. Good copper hue and a nice smooth finish.

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4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a really nice looking gold color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer was sweet from all the honey that was in it. The beer hardly smelled like a Tripel. The taste of the beer was very nice in my opinion. It reminded me more of a Braggot Ale than a tripel. The mouthfeel had a good amount of body to it and a creamy feel. Overall this beer was very nice I thought. It's something I would buy again for sure.

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4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz goblet, on draft.
A: dark for a tripel, about the color of the wildflower honey it contains. Thin head that quickly vanished leaving but a skim and a liitle lacing.

A: true Belgian aroma- sweet, yeasty, potent

T: honey, bread, woodsy taste. Very faint metallic taste which lessens as the beer warms.

M: really nice body and mouthfeel on this one. Very enjoyable.

D: I would definitely drink this again! In fact, I'm quite hoping to!

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4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crests above three fingers of looser microfoam settles down to a steady half finger of orange tinged off-white color, the lacing starts to move swiftly down the glass sides than suddenly seizes up and sticks. Light gauziness to the glowing amber color, sunset reds and oranges, very fine and tiny bubbles. While the nose is sweet it is in no way heavy and maintains admirable clarity among its elements, the honey does not seek too much terrain, likewise the ginger is fresh and clean like at a sushi bar, has a lingering pepperiness as well, then milk chocolate, sweet lees, apricot, peach and nectarine fruit scents, as much peat as flowers, longlasting presence. Medium-bodied, again fresher and more nimble than might be expected, the carbonation light on its feet and greases forward momentum. Hard to make a case for it as a classic “tripel” but taken on its own merits, there’s a lot to like in the ginger, pepper, salt spices and honey, molasses and chocolate, once more, without it being a sugar fest. The orange, tangerine infusion comes at the right time and supports the honey while brings a touch more sourness. Coats the palate well by the finish, as a result the peat and dirt elements soak in. This tastes like a luckily executed experiment, to be thought of as “extra-category” and, if so, not that hard to find a good few reasons to like it.

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4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - It pours a transparent amber, producing a thin white head that leaves great lacing in its wake.

S - The honey is very pronounced. It smells sweet and pleasantly fruity.

T - Again, the sweetness of the honey is present at first, followed by a warm nutty aftertaste. Unfortunately, I don't get the ginger at all, which is completely fine with me (although, since NH says it's brewed with ginger I would've liked it to be there).

M - Medium bodied and creamy on the palate. There is virtually no warmth from the booze either.

O - I think this is a pretty interesting brew. The honey seems to have added some complexity and weight to the typical notes you expect from a tripel. Obviously, this wouldn't be a good thing to some, but I really appreciate that this is unique. I would certainly grab another one.

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4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy amber/honey colored brew with a decent frothy off-white head that persists fairly well and produces nice lacing.

The aroma is mild honey, cloves, yeast, only a hint of ginger.

The taste is similar with honey up front, fresh bread or biscuits, hints of cloves and ginger, nothing is overpowering, fairly well balanced, somewhat sweet, some alcohol notes.

Medium bodied, smooth, slick, and very easy to drink.

Overall, a very nice brew, the balance of sweet and spicy is good, slightly on the sweet side but not too cloying. This could be a decent drink any time, but definitely good for fall or winter.

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4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage.

A - This is a good looking beer, with a clear, dark brown color with just a hint of red, a light tan head that forms up solidly, pillowing out quickly, with lacing as it goes down.

S - The honey is forward, as one might expect. A certain souring present, as well, which I peg as yeast. A certain booziness comes through, along with additional light hints of funk.

T - The first hit is of dried fruit, golden raisins in particular, but the mid-section blows up with a strong honey core. There is a certain burliness around the edges, but the alcohol is fairly well subdued. This is a sweet beer. The honey continues into the fade, with souring notes coming through in the finish. Light hints of leather and rubber, but nothing that detracts from the overall experience. The ginger notes, such as they are, play mostly in the close, and the other spice notes are similarly subdued. Age has significantly reduced their impact, I suspect.

M - Snappy carbonation keeps this beer from landing too heavy on the tongue. No real sign of drying here.

O - With a few years on it, the honey in this brew is front and center. The alcohol is well integrated, and the spices have become a subordinate, and complementary, experience to the main focus, which is the honey. The experience is not, however, a cloying one. This is a distinctly drinkable tripel.

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Beerhive Tripel from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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